Novelis Recycling UK

Novelis Recycling UK

Novelis is the world’s leading recycler of aluminium, recycling around 60 billion used beverage cans globally every year.

In the UK, Novelis Recycling has been driving the development of the infrastructure for aluminium beverage can recycling since 1990. The company purchases UK-sourced aluminium beverage cans for recycling.

The plant produces ingots for the beverage can manufacturing industry and has the capacity to recycle around 150,000 tonnes of used beverage cans (UBCs) per annum – more than every aluminium beverage can sold in the UK. The UK beverage can market is approximately 140,000 tonnes per year – equivalent to over seven billion cans.

We are committed to developing and supporting aluminium collection programmes

We help local authorities, waste management companies, business owners and community enterprises, to maximise the potential of the valuable aluminium they collect. Novelis Recycling offers advice and support on all aspects of setting up, running and marketing a successful aluminium packaging recycling scheme.


Novelis is committed to working with all of its key stakeholders to realise social, environmental and economic benefits for people around the world. Whether it’s through the design and application of innovative products, recycling aluminium post-use, or by building long term partnerships through our stakeholder engagement efforts. Novelis is working to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business.

We operate with a mind-set that integrates the many parts of our business activities and links the social and environmental aspects to our key economic business objectives. By doing this, we will continually find new ways of creating greater value for all of Novelis’ stakeholders and society as a whole. Novelis has also put systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the company or its supply chain.

Download our statement in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for further information.

As required under the Finance Act 2016, Novelis is publishing its tax strategy and approach to conducting its UK tax affairs and dealing with UK tax risk. 

Novelis 25 year anniversary

Novelis is celebrating its 25 year anniversary. We’re proud of the great work we have done during our 25 years in operation, which we have detailed in a new infographic. Click the image to view the full version:

View the Novelis 25 Year Anniversary infographic

Further information:

Visit the Novelis global Sustainability website
Download the Novelis FY16 Sustainability Report
Visit the global Novelis website

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